The Stand (1994)

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After the world is devastated by a man-made plague, a battle of literally Biblical proportions ensues between the survivors.

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 Stu Redman (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Frannie Goldsmith (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Randall Flagg (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Mother Abigail Freemantle (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Lloyd Henreid (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Harold Lauder (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Trashcan Man (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Larry Underwood (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Glen Bateman (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Nick Andros (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Ralph Brentner (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Tom Cullen (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Nadine Cross (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Judge Richard Farris (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Rat Man (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Lucy Swann (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Dayna Jurgens (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Barry Dorgan (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Whitney Horgan (3 episodes, 1994)
Cynthia Garris ...
 Susan Stern (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Joe (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Julie Lawry (2 episodes, 1994)
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 George Richardson (2 episodes, 1994)
Tom Holland ...
 Carl Hough (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Teddy Weizak (2 episodes, 1994)
Sarah Schaub ...
 Gina McCone (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Ace-High (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Rich Moffat (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Dr. Herbert Denninger (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Monster Shouter / ... (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Sarge (2 episodes, 1994)
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When a government-run lab accidentally lets loose a deadly virus, most of the population of the world is wiped-out. Survivors begin having dreams about two figures: a mystical old woman, or a foreboding, scary man. As the story tracks various people, we begin to realize that the two figures exemplify basic forces of good and evil, and the stage is set for a final confrontation between the representatives of each. Written by Rick Munoz <rick.munoz@his.com>

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The end of the world is just the beginning.


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8 May 1994 (USA)  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)
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Kathy Bates:  as Rae Flowers, who was a male character in the novel. Bates had previously won an Oscar for her role as Annie Wilkes in Stephen King's Misery (1990). See more »

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When Larry is on the phone in the bar, the length of his cigarette changes between shots. See more »

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Referenced in Revolution: One Riot, One Ranger (2013) See more »

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Don't Dream It's Over
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Written by Neil Finn
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Miniseries can be good after all. And you must watch this, whether sitting or "stand"ing.
21 March 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Usually, when we hear about a TV miniseries, we probably think "Oh God! Another product placement adaptation of a classic novel! Why does Hollywood do this to us?! I'll watch that as soon as there's a snowstorm in Rio de Janeiro!" And since Stephen King's novels are so great, any adaptation of them is suspect, but surely a TV adaptation would have to be the sort of thing that would make "Ishtar" look like a cross between "Gone with the Wind" and "Citizen Kane".

Well, "The Stand" is nothing like that. I don't think that in all possibility they could have done a better job with this movie. It slowly but surely builds up the plot, then lets everything happen, and by the end, you're completely blown away.

In case you're unfamiliar with the story, it goes like this. Everything in the world is going normally, when one day, a plague starts killing everyone off. People are dying by the thousands, and the government only sees fit to declare martial law. And in the midst of it, a few people are totally immune to the disease. As the movie progresses, these people start converging on a place out in the desert. But all the while, there is an evil man plotting things. And knowing that these people have converged on a place, he may just have his own plans for them.

The truth is, I can't do "The Stand" justice by describing it. It's the sort of movie that you can't possibly understand unless you actually see it. And believe you me, you will get blown away like never before. But I can say that the martial law scenes give one a feeling of what may be coming given the current state of the world.

And the cast. Any time that a movie has a giant cast, it's once again suspect; sometimes, movies have giant casts for no other purpose except to show off a bunch of stars. This one not only has the perfect cast, but it's clearly not for show. Gary Sinise is the nominal star, but there are several others. Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan, Laura San Giacomo, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Miguel Ferrer, Matt Frewer, Ray Walston and Rob Lowe, to name a few. Appearing in smaller roles are Ed Harris, Kathy Bates, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and even Mike Lookinland (Bobby on "The Brady Bunch").

Look, every minute that you sit there and read my review is another minute when you're not watching the movie. SO GET OUT THERE AND RENT IT!!!!! It might just save your life one day.


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